When you are working with computer technicians, there are some important tips to make the experience more beneficial. For a lot of people, a computer is like a car. You want to turn it on and have it run, what makes it run is somewhere under the hood and you aren't really sure what is in there. Some technicians take advantage of this fact and a person can wind up paying an exorbitant amount of money for minor repairs that "sound" a lot more complicated than they are. Therefore, having a little knowledge of the most common things that go wrong with a computer in plain language will be very helpful when your computer suddenly stops functioning properly.

1 - Communicating with a technician

When you are talking to a computer repair person who insists on speaking "computerese", ask them to use language that is easy to understand. Instead of talking about a complicated part that requires several hours to repair because the XYZ part and zyx part must co-exist, make him tell you what's wrong. "You didn't plug it in". Yes, the technician will lose money by giving you the ten cent explanation, but your goal is not to support the work as technician new hobby. When you are looking for a technician, make sure that they speak a language you can understand. If the technician keeps slipping back into the computerese, find a new repair person that you feel comfortable with.

2 - Know About Common Problems

Computers that are made with generic parts will often experience the same types of problems that are relatively easy to fix. The Gateway computers use a generic internal power switch that can short out very easily and need to be replaced. There is not a lot of warning when this part goes out. Your system will just shut off. You may be able to get your computer to come back on, but eventually, it will not come on anymore and you will need to get this part replaced. If your system shuts off without warning, this is the first, and least expensive, thing to ask a technician to check.

Another common problem is dust. The little fan that is in computers has a screen that allows airflow and keeps your internal parts cool. Unfortunately, this screen also allows dust to enter the fan which can cause your system to overheat. When your computer overheats it will shut off. A reputable computer technician will take the casing off the computer, vacuum out the fan and it will be fine. If you are paying a huge amount of money for a repair, this is a two-minute fix that does not require a lot of effort and is a common problem if you are in an area where there is dust.

It is easy to tell if you have this problem by looking at the screen on your computer casing. If you have a fine film of dust on your computer screen you have, or are, developing a dust problem. This is a fix you can take care of on your own by removing the casing and vacuuming out the fan on your own.

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